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Feb 12, 2013 6:00pm PST
. it is our unfinished task to make sure that this government works on behalf of the many and not just the few. that it eouras free enter prize, rewards individual initiative and opens the doors of opportunity to every child across this great nation. ( applause ) the american people don't expect government to solve every problem. they don't expect those of us in this chamber to agree on every issue. but they do expect us to put the nation's interests before party. ( applause ) they do expect us to forge reasonable compromise where we can. for they know that america moves forward only when we do so together. and that the responsibility of improving this union remains the task ofs all. now, our work must begin by making some basic decisions about our budget, decisions that will have a huge impact on the strength of our recovery. over the last few years both parties have worked together to reduce the deficit by more than $2.5 trillion. mostly through spending cuts but also by raising tax rates on the wealthiest 1% of americans. as a result, we are more than halfway towards the goal of $4 trillion
Feb 18, 2013 3:00pm PST
-led government and minority sunnis. u.n. investigators said today the time has come for suspected war criminals in syria to face the international criminal court. carla del ponte, a member of a u.n. commission of inquiry, said even if there is ultimately a peace settlement, it must not give a free pass to those accused of atrocities. >> i'm concerned about what he's done in the political side to achieve peace and to negotiate peace. what i'm sure that once international justice is dealing with this case, it is no amnesty at all. >> sreenivasan: the commission found the civil war is increasingly sectarian and radicalized on both sides. it also cited the spread of weapons as a growing concern, and urged the international community to curb the flow of arms into syria. another member of the u.s. senate has decided to step aside. republican mike johanns of nebraska announced today he will not seek a second term next year. in a statement, he said he wants to spend more time with his family, after spending 32 of his 62 years in various offices. johanns is the fifth senator to announce plans to retire
Feb 15, 2013 5:30pm PST
philosophy it was very much small government versus big government. that's what we heard for a long time. i think republicans are going to have to have more than boot staps message. they're going to have to define a limited but active role as government to help people gain the skills they need to compete in the modern economy. he needs to, in order to reformat the republican message, have that 250i7 of message but he's got time. you for example the good thing is he has time. >>hat do we read from the fat, chl and mark, as we said not one but two republican responses. the over one was rand paul, tea party. obviously this is just the tip of the iceberg but what does it is a about the republican matter right now. >> i think the republican party going through a very difficult period. just to give you sort of a quick history lesson, joe leiberman was democratic senator, nominee for vice president in 2000. in 2007 he created a great-- committed a grea great-- oppose tate act. he endorsed john mccain as president. he went tohe republican convention we are criticized, the democrat eck nominee barac
Feb 12, 2013 3:00pm PST
and don't expect governments to be forth coming about that. >> let me ask you briefly as the u.n. goes back into session to look at sanctions, what more can be done at this point? >> very little on an international scale. in 2009 they came out with some very good sanctions, but it didn't really influence the north koreans' actions. i don't think there's any marginal addition to the sanctions that are in place. they're going to call on the north koreans to blink, if you will. very little from an international point of view. necessary but won't produce an outcome. >> brown: ambassador jack pritchard and james acton, thank you both very much. >> thank you. >> woodruff: we have more about today's nuclear test on our web site, including a dispatch on reaction in seoul, south korea, from our partner global post, plus links to previous newshour stories on north korea. and still to come on the newshour, white house spokesman jay carney; palm oil production in malaysia; osama bin laden's killer; plus, shields and brooks. but first, the other news of the day. here's hari sreenivasan. >> sreeniva
Feb 11, 2013 5:30pm PST
and chuck may think that money should be used for dredging. >> the federal government actually owns these harbors, these handles. and they actually have a tax called the harbor maintenance tax that they put in place beginning in 1985 to take care of these harbors. so far in the past 15 years, they have collected $8 billion that they have not spent on harbors. >> reporter: legislation introduced to force all the tax money to be spent on maintaining the harbors has not gained traction in congress. leyland harbor master zuba, frustrated at seeing on theres play on a beach that shouldn't exist, has looked elsewhere for money. >> in '07 the appropriations stopped so we started fund raising at a local level. that's where we are today. >> reporter: he raised $120,000 last year to pay for dredging to keep the harbor open. but he says he doesn't know how long the community can support those costs. and scientists predict that lake levels will drop further this winter with ever greater consequences for the 30 million people who live in the great lakes basin. >> suarez: next, another of our con
Feb 13, 2013 5:30pm PST
as a government. but to try to say that we're going to require employers to give them more money it's not going to work because it's basic economics. >> i think there are a whole wealth of things we could be doing, including the earned income tax credit. but we need to step back for a moment. we were witnessing the greatest concentration of wealth in this country thatwe' seen in a century, the redistribution of wealth upwards is making this a country where upward mobility is no longer in our sights. where the investment in our future is being diminished. i think last night the president spoke to a future that millions of americans want to see. there is broad support by the way for minimum wage increases and we are seeing a working class a middle-class, viewed di, which over the last three decades has seen their wages and income stagnate while the vy ch ve sn tir tax burden lighten in ways not seen in three or four decades. it's a face of a country that we need to look at and understand that inequality is perhaps the greatest threat to our economic recovery and democracy and in that context we m
Feb 14, 2013 5:30pm PST
about the government or israel or the influence of israel on our diplomats. those are things that people in washington do not like to hear but they are not new. as lindsey graham said a couple times today, unless there's a bombshell over the next ten days i'll vote to go ahead with this nomination and hagel will get through. so then the question is who's going to look for the bombshell. >> warner: these people are professionals but the pentagon is facing huge budget cuts already. they're facing the potential of the sequestration and another $40 billion in cuts h. what to do about the iranian nuclear program. does this -- this uncertainty at all affect the buildings ability not just make plans but weigh in on the policy choices? >> sure it does. you want a secretary of defense when you're at war and have other issues hanging over your head. no good can come from this ambiguity. >> warner: mark thompson, todd swill lick, thank you. >> woodruff: immigration. climate change. gun control. the budget. these are just a few of the issues president obama called on congress to address tuesday nigh
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